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post #46 of 201

Looks like you and I have some similar tastes postrock, and apparently WAYNENUMM as well.  This bodes well for us I think as our impressions would tend to be centered around the same genres.

 

BTW, there's this one CD I picked up a loooonnng time ago on a whim - a rather expensive whim as I recall because it was a pricey import -  that has Bjork as a jazz vocalist.  The album is called Gling Glo.  Should check it out if you haven't already.  Not exactly the cleanest recording, but a facet of Bjork that most people would not suspect.  Plus the tracks on it are just plain fun!  A buddy of mine purports to be a huge Radiohead fan (he was actually wearing a Hail to the Thief shirt today).  I've never quite caught on to it though. 

 

I'd list some artists but I am literally all over the place.  For example, last night I was listening to Ride, Trash Can Sinatras, The Shins - and then for no apparent reason I started listening to Gwynneth Paltrow (yeah, that Gwynneth Paltrow) - and ended it all with a Michael Jackson retrospective.  Then I fell asleep listening to Nitin Sawhney.  Right now I'm listening to Carly Rae Jepsen (yeah I know, but its catchy as hell).  Something about the way she sings "all the other boys" just resonates in my loins.

 

I haven't heard Tanto Tempo so I'll have to check that out.  I was mainly going off the albums I have, the Getz album and this one crazy 3-disc set (I think its called Man from Ipanema or something like that.

 

EDIT:  Now I've wandered into some Pink Martini...

post #47 of 201
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EDIT:  Now I've wandered into some Pink Martini...

 

LOL! Ok, I'll quickly spew out a few of my favorites and then let the thread get back on topic!: Big Wreck (Albatross), Black Keys (various), The Dandy Warhols (Welcome to the Monkey House), Enigma, Genesis (up to A Trick of the Tail), Jeff Beck (Who Else!), King Crimson (Discipline), Madonna (Ray of Light - gulp!), Moby (Play), Muse (everything), Pink Floyd, The Raconteurs (Consolers Of The Lonely), Radiohead (everything), Rush (Moving Pictures), Seal, Sheryl Crow, Soundgarden (various), Temple of the Dog, The Tragically Hip (Fully Completely), The White Stripes (Elephant), Yes (90125, The Yes Album)... among lots of others :)

post #48 of 201
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Moby (Play)

 

Speaking of which, and it probably has something to do with the Bourne movies, but I always tend to feel a little more badass walking down the street listening to Extreme Ways.

 

What was the topic again?  LOL, threads get hijacked so easily when I'm around.  I tend to stray.  But in the interests of getting back on topic, I did notice something earlier today...

 

Because the K422's isolation isn't that great, I had thought that the K422 would be susceptible to wind noise when biking around town and stuff.  I am happy to report that it was just fine.  In fact, I got more noise from cable microphonics than I ever did from the semi-open backs.  Not sure if that matters to anyone, but I thought it worth noting.

 

I think that from now on, as a general thread rule (and with postrock's blessing of course), we should end every post with what we're listening to ATM (or what we last listened to).  It'd be fun, and I think that for anyone catching up on this thread it would be a quick glance at what our impressions are made of.  Sigur Ros.

post #49 of 201
The KTXpro1 uses the same or a very similar driver to the one on the KSC75. The KTXpro1 has a very small and flimsy headband. It looks very cheap, and the headband is very small, so this with a large head will probably have fit problems. I had the older version of the KTXpro1, which had a better headband and was in all black. The Sportapro does sound the same as the Portapro. I have had both for over 10 years.
post #50 of 201
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Deal Alert!

 

Eskuche Kassette in Black for <$10 including shipping.

 

It looks like two different Amazon sellers have only 1 left at the the price of $3.54 + $4.99 shipping.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005FWYYN2/ref=dp_olp_new_map?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

Somebody should snap these up at that price. I reviewed them in Group 1 of this roundup and I really liked them, even for $30+

 

Can't go wrong at that price. See my review on page 1 of this thread.

 

P.S. - Final reviews coming tomorrow...


Edited by postrock - 7/11/12 at 5:18pm
post #51 of 201
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Somebody should snap these up at that price.

 

I would entertain the thought, but as I already have a K422, a PX-200, and an HD 238 I think it'd be a little excessive.  Or put another way, you can't ride so many horses with only one ass.  smile.gif

post #52 of 201
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In fact, one of my reference recordings in evaluating these headphones is "August Day Song" from Bebel Gilberto's "Tanto Tempo" album. This song features her singing a duet (with very pronounced left/right panning) with Nina Miranda. Both vocalists sound amazing and the other instruments, basically nylon-string guitar and percussion are beautifully recorded. This recording can be very revealing and will bring out the strengths and weaknesses of any headphone and is a good reference for sounstaging as well.
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I love Tanto Tempo! I didn't realize that it is Bossa Nova (I didn't even know what that was!), but yes, that album, and August Day Song in particular, is gorgeous - even on my cheapo KSC75's! (don't have my PX100-II's yet).  wink_face.gif

 

Excellent (via K240 Studios) track!  Like being flanked by sonic sultryness.  The rattling at 3:20 can be a bit chilling when you're not expecting it.  Wonder what a little bit of crossfeed would do to this recording...  BTW, has anyone noticed that the title track has a RIDICULOUS amount of bass in it? 

post #53 of 201
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Deal Alert!

 

Eskuche Kassette in Black for <$10 including shipping.

 

It looks like two different Amazon sellers have only 1 left at the the price of $3.54 + $4.99 shipping.

 

That's a ridiculous price. I almost got them, well, just because! Well, because of your review actually. But alas, amazon.ca doesn't have them, so denied.

 

 

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It's the same one that is used on the KSC75, which is pretty legendary especially with the headband mod (another I will likely check out).

 

Looking forward to it! wink_face.gif  Actually, it would be very interesting to get your impressions, so I won't complain if you ever do get around to checking them out. If you do though, I think that they benefit from a bit of burn in.

 

post #54 of 201
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That's a ridiculous price. I almost got them, well, just because!

 

Okay postrock, its all on you now.  I don't think JK1 or Katun are gonna pick it up... and you did say you wanted the black ones... you'd spare WAYNENUMM and I from the mental anguish of thinking about it any longer.  Besides, its not like you have too many portables lying around or something...

post #55 of 201
Those look like typos. Probably a misplaced decimal point. I doubt you could get it for $3.50 when most other sellers are selling it for around $35.
post #56 of 201
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Those look like typos. Probably a misplaced decimal point. I doubt you could get it for $3.50 when most other sellers are selling it for around $35.

Nope, I checked it by putting it in my basket. It totaled $8.53 including shipping. You should check them out JK1. I'd be curious to see what you think. If they are still available I may grab one just to give as a gift.

post #57 of 201
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Final reviews posted today (Audio Technica ATH-FC700A, Denon AH-P372, and Pioneer SE-MJ21).

 

Summary and recommendations coming soon.

post #58 of 201
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Final reviews posted today (Audio Technica ATH-FC700A, Denon AH-P372, and Pioneer SE-MJ21).

 

Summary and recommendations coming soon.

 

I agree with your conclusions regarding the Audio Technica ATH-FC700A....they've been a favorite of mine for a while.atsmile.gif

post #59 of 201
"Nope, I checked it by putting it in my basket. It totaled $8.53 including shipping" Yes, but will they actually ship them to you at that price? Let's see if you get them.
post #60 of 201
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Summary and recommendations posted. See Page 2

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